Recently someone posted a complaint on twitter about Jesus always being portrayed as light-skinned with straight light brown hair. For someone who was dark skinned, it was difficult to identify.
Yet as hard as this was for a boy, for a Christian girl it was much worse. I grew up with an image in my head of God as male. We had a trinity – three different visualizations of God – and all three of them were referred to as “He.” Women, by definition, were one off. We were created to keep a man company.
In this Judeo-Christian view of the world, women are from the man. We grow up thinking of god in male terms and by definition anything male is somehow the norm. Anything feminine is correspondingly not the norm – foolish or weak or somehow LESS. So we should strive to be more like men. From the spiritual world to the business world we are sentenced to a lifetime of being imperfect imitators. Well. This no longer flies
NOTICE TO ALL CONCERNED:
I have officially abandoned that notion.
Now, to spread the word.